Sep 19

Monday, September 22, 2014…Homecoming This Week!

HomecomingREMINDER!! This week is Homecoming and Spirit Week! Here is what you should wear each day!

  • Monday – Sweat Pants/Pajama Day

  • Tuesday –  Hat Day

  • Wednesday – Hawaiian Day

  • Thursday – Jersey Day

  • Friday – Blue & White Day

 

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REMINDER-CHAMBER CHOIR AUDITIONS! Hello choir friends!
This year, we are planning on bringing back the idea of putting together a chamber choir that is open to all choir members to audition. We are looking for 4-5 new people per voice part that are interested and will be dedicated to the group. There will soon be a sign up sheet on the cabinets for auditions.
Auditions are on Monday, September 29th after school in the choir room. In this unique audition process, you will be given a number at the audition and the four judges/section leaders (Megan Amrhein, Shayna Bradfield, Quinn Kendra and Nick Garvey) will be sitting behind a barrier of some sort and will not be able to see your face during your audition. This creates an anonymous audition that is judged solely off your voice. The audition selection is the ending Amen section from The Lord Bless You and Keep You (also the Singers audition selection).
Rehearsals for chamber choir will begin the Friday after auditions from 3:00-3:45and will be every Friday after that from 3:00-3:45 as well. Thanks, hope to see you audition!
-Nick G.

Mona Shores Choir Association (MSCA)

REMINDER-THIS TUESDAY!! The once annual Choir Parent Meeting (MSCA-Mona Shores Choir Association) will be held on Tuesday, September 23rd at 7 pm in the MSHS Performing Arts Center (auditorium).

 

working-logo

CONTINUES THIS WEEKEND! The musical “Working” is at the Beardsley Theater in downtown  Muskegon soon! REMAINING SHOW RUN: September 25, 26, 27, 28, and October 2, 3, 4, 2014. CURTAIN TIMES: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 PM; Sundays at 3:00 PM. Kendyl White and Kim Sorenson are two Shores Choir Alumni in the cast.

dynamic duos

REMINDER!! Make sure you have all contacted each other asap because the show is coming up on October 3rd. Make sure to get to the dance room at 6:15pm SHARP on that night!

coupon book

COUPON BOOK ORDERS DUE THIS WEDNESDAY: Our annual “Enjoy the City” Fall Coupon Book Sale is underway, with proceeds benefiting the MSHS Choir program at large. Students were encouraged, but not required, to take home a sample book on Wednesday, take orders and collect the money for each book up front ($20 per book).

All orders, with money (or the returned book is it cannot be sold) are due back on Wednesday, September 24th. Checks can be make payable to: Mona Shores Choir

There are a ton of coupons in the book and you can easily get your money’s worth…Still, I prefer to think of the $20 as a donation to the Mona Shores Choir and the book is merely our way of saying THANKS for supporting our program.

NEW!! **ADDITIONALLY – you can promote the sale of books all over the country.  If you have interested family/friends located far away, direct them here to click on their state/area and read about some of the merchants HERE!

 http://www.enjoythecity.com/buy-a-book.php

Below is a very small sampling/example of some of the expenses we incur each school year. Very few choir expenses are paid with Mona Shores School District funds. As the times have grown more challenging, our choir budget from the district continues to get cut. We are given approximately $30 per student (for the entire year) at this point to run the entire choir program for this district. We spend nearly that much on our sheet music for the Singing Christmas Tree alone! We (the choir and the Mona Shores Choir Parents Association together) also self-support our Singing Christmas Tree, the Allegros Musical and Pop Go the Sailors productions, including paying the salaries for direction, choreography as well as lighting, sound and set design.

Sample Budgetary Expenses-Mona Shores Choir

Sheet Music for Tree $2,621.96

Pop Go the Sailors Lighting Rental $4,200

Choir Banquet Plaques for Seniors $597.95

Pop Go the Sailors Dollar per ticket (for the auditorium upkeep) $1,764

Repairing a damaged microphone after Pop $371.61

Music Books for soloists going to solo and ensemble $157.15

Pop Program Printing $1,170.30

Ice Cream Sundae Bar at the choir banquet $1,350

Poster design-Allegros musical -$125

Pop Go the Sailors Sheet Music $1,417.84

Lighting Filters for Allegros lighting $211

Truck Rental Gas to pick up lighting equipment for Pop $172.64 (each way)

Pop Go the Sailors Sound $4,100 (equipment rental and labor)

Pop Go the Sailors Ticket Printing $313.03

Choir Copy Machine quarterly maintenance agreement fee $510.00

Pop Go the Sailors Poster Printing $112.20

Allegros Musical, Dollar per ticket (for the auditorium upkeep) $1,607

Wireless microphone rental, Fame $700

These expenses alone (only a few among many, many more) total: 23,936.28. In the past we have profited around $3,000 from the sale of these coupon. We tend to average about one book per student…Let’s make that number grow this year! If you love our shows and what choir does for your child, help out if you can!

We do have some pretty cool SALES INCENTIVES in place for students who excel with the sale:

A Free “Enjoy the City Book” For every 5 books sold (cumulative)

A Free Choir T-shirt for 5 or more books sold (limit one)

Entered in a raffle to win one of two cash prizes ($100, $50) for every 5 books sold

(i.e. if you sell 15 books, you will be entered 3 times)

NOTE: You can also order books for states/cities throughout the USA. So, if you want to sell a book to someone out of town that they can use in their area, you will just need to pick up an extra sheet from me!

Thanks for your support!  

 

Sep 18

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Homecoming

NEW!! Next week is Homecoming and Spirit Week! Here is what you should wear each day!

  • Monday – Sweat Pants/Pajama Day

  • Tuesday –  Hat Day

  • Wednesday – Hawaiian Day

  • Thursday – Jersey Day

  • Friday – Blue & White Day

 

NEW!! The Student Executive Board is going to take a quick tally in each class today to see if we have enough people to represent Choir in the Homecoming Parade which takes place after school next week Friday (time TBA).

NEW! Briona “my girl” Bowyer will you go to homecoming with me? -Anthony Shrum

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NEW! Hello choir friends!
This year, we are planning on bringing back the idea of putting together a chamber choir that is open to all choir members to audition. We are looking for 4-5 new people per voice part that are interested and will be dedicated to the group. There will soon be a sign up sheet on the cabinets for auditions.
Auditions are on Monday, September 29th after school in the choir room. In this unique audition process, you will be given a number at the audition and the four judges/section leaders (Megan Amrhein, Shayna Bradfield, Quinn Kendra and Nick Garvey) will be sitting behind a barrier of some sort and will not be able to see your face during your audition. This creates an anonymous audition that is judged solely off your voice. The audition selection is the ending Amen section from The Lord Bless You and Keep You (also the Singers audition selection).
Rehearsals for chamber choir will begin the Friday after auditions from 3:00-3:45and will be every Friday after that from 3:00-3:45 as well. Thanks, hope to see you audition!
-Nick G.

ommision

FINAL REMINDER! By accident, I blacked out the information regarding our Winter/Festival Concert in the Choir Handbook. Please add to the calendar the date: Tuesday, March 31st, at 7:30pm in the MSHS Performing Arts Center.

Mona Shores Choir Association (MSCA)

REMINDER!! The once annual Choir Parent Meeting (MSCA-Mona Shores Choir Association) will be held on Tuesday, September 23rd at 7 pm in the MSHS Performing Arts Center (auditorium).

 

working-logo

OPENS TONIGHT (FRIDAY)! The musical “Working” is at the Beardsley Theater in downtown  Muskegon soon! SHOW RUN: September 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, and October 2, 3, 4, 2014. CURTAIN TIMES: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 PM; Sundays at 3:00 PM. Kendyl White and Kim Sorenson are two Shores Choir Alumni in the cast.

dynamic duos

NEW! Attention Selena Sanchez and Taryn Dean! This is Alex McCarty speaking! Please do not forget that we are meeting Wednesday after school in the practice rooms. Bring any ideas you have inside that intelligent brain of yours! XOXO!

 

NEW!! Make sure you have all contacted each other asap because the show is coming up on October 3rd. Make sure to get to the dance room at 6:15pm SHARP on that night!

lyrics

REMINDER!! A very special thank you to Bria Whiteman for taking the time to type up the lyrics to every single song in the Singing Christmas Tree show! Now you can not only listen to the music, but you can also follow the lyrics as well! Here is a link to all of the lyric sheets:

TREE LYRICS 2014

These are also located under “Pages” on the right hand side of this blog!

Fees/Forms (WAY) FINAL-FINAL REMINDER-NEXT STEP…PARENT PHONE CALL! Forms and fees are now past due. Keep in mind that the consequence for late forms/fee (without an email from you or your parent to me) result in -1 point, per missing item, per day…

coupon book

COUPON BOOK ORDERS DUE THIS COMING WEDNESDAY (next week): Our annual “Enjoy the City” Fall Coupon Book Sale is underway, with proceeds benefiting the MSHS Choir program at large. Students were encouraged, but not required, to take home a sample book on Wednesday, take orders and collect the money for each book up front ($20 per book).

All orders, with money (or the returned book is it cannot be sold) are due back on Wednesday, September 24th. Checks can be make payable to: Mona Shores Choir

There are a ton of coupons in the book and you can easily get your money’s worth…Still, I prefer to think of the $20 as a donation to the Mona Shores Choir and the book is merely our way of saying THANKS for supporting our program.

**ADDITIONALLY – you can promote the sale of books all over the country.  If you have interested family/friends located far away, direct them here to click on their state/area and read about some of the merchants HERE!

 http://www.enjoythecity.com/buy-a-book.php

Below is a very small sampling/example of some of the expenses we incur each school year. Very few choir expenses are paid with Mona Shores School District funds. As the times have grown more challenging, our choir budget from the district continues to get cut. We are given approximately $30 per student (for the entire year) at this point to run the entire choir program for this district. We spend nearly that much on our sheet music for the Singing Christmas Tree alone! We (the choir and the Mona Shores Choir Parents Association together) also self-support our Singing Christmas Tree, the Allegros Musical and Pop Go the Sailors productions, including paying the salaries for direction, choreography as well as lighting, sound and set design.

Sample Budgetary Expenses-Mona Shores Choir

Sheet Music for Tree $2,621.96

Pop Go the Sailors Lighting Rental $4,200

Choir Banquet Plaques for Seniors $597.95

Pop Go the Sailors Dollar per ticket (for the auditorium upkeep) $1,764

Repairing a damaged microphone after Pop $371.61

Music Books for soloists going to solo and ensemble $157.15

Pop Program Printing $1,170.30

Ice Cream Sundae Bar at the choir banquet $1,350

Poster design-Allegros musical -$125

Pop Go the Sailors Sheet Music $1,417.84

Lighting Filters for Allegros lighting $211

Truck Rental Gas to pick up lighting equipment for Pop $172.64 (each way)

Pop Go the Sailors Sound $4,100 (equipment rental and labor)

Pop Go the Sailors Ticket Printing $313.03

Choir Copy Machine quarterly maintenance agreement fee $510.00

Pop Go the Sailors Poster Printing $112.20

Allegros Musical, Dollar per ticket (for the auditorium upkeep) $1,607

Wireless microphone rental, Fame $700

These expenses alone (only a few among many, many more) total: 23,936.28. In the past we have profited around $3,000 from the sale of these coupon. We tend to average about one book per student…Let’s make that number grow this year! If you love our shows and what choir does for your child, help out if you can!

We do have some pretty cool SALES INCENTIVES in place for students who excel with the sale:

A Free “Enjoy the City Book” For every 5 books sold (cumulative)

A Free Choir T-shirt for 5 or more books sold (limit one)

Entered in a raffle to win one of two cash prizes ($100, $50) for every 5 books sold

(i.e. if you sell 15 books, you will be entered 3 times)

NOTE: You can also order books for states/cities throughout the USA. So, if you want to sell a book to someone out of town that they can use in their area, you will just need to pick up an extra sheet from me!

Thanks for your support! 

LAST CALL!! The “Getting To Know You” forms that were handed out on Friday (in Treble and Anchormen only) were due this past (Monday). Lost the form? Print one off by using the link below.

Getting to Know YOU form

 

REMINDER! Are you participating in our awesome scrip program? You can raise lots of money doing so and use that money for many things school related. No need to sell or buy anything (just purchase gift cards from us and use them to pay your tabs just about anywhere and watch your kid’s account grow! Below is the most current scip form detailing what businesses have scrip and what percentage they give back to your account.

REMINDER: 2014-2015 HOURS: School Year Scrip Hours are every Thursday evening from 5:15pm-6:30pm in the front lobby of the High School.

NEWLY UPDATED SCRIP ORDER FORM (UPDATE POSTED ON 8/20/14) AVAILABLE HERE!! Attached is an updated scrip order form for your convenience and information.

Follow this link: MS CHOIR SCRIP FORM (UPDATED 8/20/14

HERE ALSO IS A LINK TO OUR SCRIP EXPLANATION, GUIDELINES AND RULES (updated Sept. 2013)

CLICK HERE: Scrip Explanation, Guidelines and Rules (updated Sept. 2013)

Sep 17

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Student Executive Board

REMINDER! A meeting of the Choir Student Executive Board will take place this today (Thursday) right after school. Approximate time of the meeting is 45 minutes. Contact Katie if you have a conflict.

ommision

REMINDER! By accident, I blacked out the information regarding our Winter/Festival Concert in the Choir Handbook. Please add to the calendar the date: Tuesday, March 31st, at 7:30pm in the MSHS Performing Arts Center.

Mona Shores Choir Association (MSCA)

REMINDER!! The once annual Choir Parent Meeting (MSCA-Mona Shores Choir Association) will be held on Tuesday, September 23rd at 7 pm in the MSHS Performing Arts Center (auditorium).

 

working-logo

OPENS THIS FRIDAY! The musical “Working” is at the Beardsley Theater in downtown  Muskegon soon! SHOW RUN: September 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, and October 2, 3, 4, 2014. CURTAIN TIMES: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 PM; Sundays at 3:00 PM. Kendyl White and Kim Sorenson are two Shores Choir Alumni in the cast.

lyrics

REMINDER!! A very special thank you to Bria Whiteman for taking the time to type up the lyrics to every single song in the Singing Christmas Tree show! Now you can not only listen to the music, but you can also follow the lyrics as well! Here is a link to all of the lyric sheets:

TREE LYRICS 2014

These are also located under Pages on the right hand side of the blog…

Fees/Forms (WAY) past due! Forms and fees are now past due. Keep in mind that the consequence for late forms/fee (without an email from you or your parent to me) result in -1 point, per missing item, per day…

coupon book

COUPON BOOK ORDERS DUE WEDNESDAY (next week): Our annual “Enjoy the City” Fall Coupon Book Sale is underway, with proceeds benefiting the MSHS Choir program at large. Students were encouraged, but not required, to take home a sample book on Wednesday, take orders and collect the money for each book up front ($20 per book).

All orders, with money (or the returned book is it cannot be sold) are due back on Wednesday, September 24th. Checks can be make payable to: Mona Shores Choir

There are a ton of coupons in the book and you can easily get your money’s worth…Still, I prefer to think of the $20 as a donation to the Mona Shores Choir and the book is merely our way of saying THANKS for supporting our program.

**ADDITIONALLY – you can promote the sale of books all over the country.  If you have interested family/friends located far away, direct them here to click on their state/area and read about some of the merchants HERE!

 http://www.enjoythecity.com/buy-a-book.php

Below is a very small sampling/example of some of the expenses we incur each school year. Very few choir expenses are paid with Mona Shores School District funds. As the times have grown more challenging, our choir budget from the district continues to get cut. We are given approximately $30 per student (for the entire year) at this point to run the entire choir program for this district. We spend nearly that much on our sheet music for the Singing Christmas Tree alone! We (the choir and the Mona Shores Choir Parents Association together) also self-support our Singing Christmas Tree, the Allegros Musical and Pop Go the Sailors productions, including paying the salaries for direction, choreography as well as lighting, sound and set design.

Sample Budgetary Expenses-Mona Shores Choir

Sheet Music for Tree $2,621.96

Pop Go the Sailors Lighting Rental $4,200

Choir Banquet Plaques for Seniors $597.95

Pop Go the Sailors Dollar per ticket (for the auditorium upkeep) $1,764

Repairing a damaged microphone after Pop $371.61

Music Books for soloists going to solo and ensemble $157.15

Pop Program Printing $1,170.30

Ice Cream Sundae Bar at the choir banquet $1,350

Poster design-Allegros musical -$125

Pop Go the Sailors Sheet Music $1,417.84

Lighting Filters for Allegros lighting $211

Truck Rental Gas to pick up lighting equipment for Pop $172.64 (each way)

Pop Go the Sailors Sound $4,100 (equipment rental and labor)

Pop Go the Sailors Ticket Printing $313.03

Choir Copy Machine quarterly maintenance agreement fee $510.00

Pop Go the Sailors Poster Printing $112.20

Allegros Musical, Dollar per ticket (for the auditorium upkeep) $1,607

Wireless microphone rental, Fame $700

These expenses alone (only a few among many, many more) total: 23,936.28. In the past we have profited around $3,000 from the sale of these coupon. We tend to average about one book per student…Let’s make that number grow this year! If you love our shows and what choir does for your child, help out if you can!

We do have some pretty cool SALES INCENTIVES in place for students who excel with the sale:

A Free “Enjoy the City Book” For every 5 books sold (cumulative)

A Free Choir T-shirt for 5 or more books sold (limit one)

Entered in a raffle to win one of two cash prizes ($100, $50) for every 5 books sold

(i.e. if you sell 15 books, you will be entered 3 times)

NOTE: You can also order books for states/cities throughout the USA. So, if you want to sell a book to someone out of town that they can use in their area, you will just need to pick up an extra sheet from me!

Thanks for your support!

seven steps up show poster

REMINDER-TONIGHT (THURSDAY)!  You can buy tickets to Ms. Jessica’s album release show, in the choir office for $7 (a little savings, no online ticket processing fees :)  Please bring your family to support independent music (anyone under 17 needs to have a parent or guardian, due to the venue serving alcohol).  The album is the result of a year’s worth of planning, recording, gigging, and a lot of really talented people’s involvement (including the Jackson sisters :).  The venue only holds 100-120 people, depending on set-up, so buy your tickets early if you know you want a seat.  Hope to see you there!

 

REMINDER!! The “Getting To Know You” forms that were handed out on Friday (in Treble and Anchormen only) were due this past (Monday). Lost the form? Print one off by using the link below.

Getting to Know YOU form

 

REMINDER! Are you participating in our awesome scrip program? You can raise lots of money doing so and use that money for many things school related. No need to sell or buy anything (just purchase gift cards from us and use them to pay your tabs just about anywhere and watch your kid’s account grow! Below is the most current scip form detailing what businesses have scrip and what percentage they give back to your account.

REMINDER: 2014-2015 HOURS: School Year Scrip Hours are every Thursday evening from 5:15pm-6:30pm in the front lobby of the High School.

NEWLY UPDATED SCRIP ORDER FORM (UPDATE POSTED ON 8/20/14) AVAILABLE HERE!! Attached is an updated scrip order form for your convenience and information.

Follow this link: MS CHOIR SCRIP FORM (UPDATED 8/20/14

HERE ALSO IS A LINK TO OUR SCRIP EXPLANATION, GUIDELINES AND RULES (updated Sept. 2013)

CLICK HERE: Scrip Explanation, Guidelines and Rules (updated Sept. 2013)

Sep 16

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Student Executive Board

REMINDER! A meeting of the Choir Student Executive Board will take place this week Thursday right after school. Approximate time of the meeting is 45 minutes. Contact Katie if you have a conflict.

dynamic duos

NEW! Here are the pairings for “Dynamic Duos!”

Newbie Experienced Partner(s)

Amrhein, Griffin……………………….Sandra Yacoub

Burns, LaChar……………………Brynne Wilcox and Natalie Liegeois

Carson, Kristi…………………………….Karli Paggeot

Dean, Taryn………………………………Allie McCarty and Selena Sanchez

Eikenberry, Bricio……………………..Logan Rector

Forrest, Alex………………………Kacey McMahon and Charles Poole III

Green, Kara………………………………Julia Firlit and Alisa Lucas

Grevious, Abbe…………………………Michael Kresnak

Kendra, Savannah…………………….Ashley Kim

Kramer, Michael……………………….Jamal Chapman and Evan Eling

Milek, Henry………………………………Austin Decker and Leonard Poole

Murry, Christen…………………………Marion Oldaker and Haley Wieworia

Musa, Antonio…………………………..Calisha Herman

Patterson, Noah…………………………Quinn Kendra

Rausch, Jacob………………………Bridgette McKeown and Alec Huber

Rule, Lyn……………………………Meghan Lawton and Katelyn Michael

Scissons, Ethan…………………………..Joseph VanAerondonk

Smith, Kayla……………………………….Claudia Schaafsma

Thirdgill, TyJuan…………………………Lucas Cooper and Jacob Bowlin

VanDusen, Nadia……………………….LaPrea Anthony

Watson, Olivia…………………………….Chloe Grigsby and Maggie Duff

Wilcox, Liam……………………………….John Hunt


ommision

REMINDER! By accident, I blacked out the information regarding our Winter/Festival Concert in the Choir Handbook. Please add to the calendar the date: Tuesday, March 31st, at 7:30pm in the MSHS Performing Arts Center.

Mona Shores Choir Association (MSCA)

REMINDER!! The once annual Choir Parent Meeting (MSCA-Mona Shores Choir Association) will be held on Tuesday, September 23rd at 7 pm in the MSHS Performing Arts Center (auditorium).

 

working-logo

OPENS THIS FRIDAY! The musical “Working” is at the Beardsley Theater in downtown  Muskegon soon! SHOW RUN: September 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, and October 2, 3, 4, 2014. CURTAIN TIMES: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 PM; Sundays at 3:00 PM. Kendyl White and Kim Sorenson are two Shores Choir Alumni in the cast.

lyrics

REMINDER!! A very special thank you to Bria Whiteman for taking the time to type up the lyrics to every single song in the Singing Christmas Tree show! Now you can not only listen to the music, but you can also follow the lyrics as well! Here is a link to all of the lyric sheets:

TREE LYRICS 2014

These are also located under Pages on the right hand side of the blog…

COUPON BOOK ORDERS DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY! Forms and fees are now past due. Keep in mind that the consequence for late forms/fee (without an email from you or your parent to me) result in -1 point, per missing item, per day…

coupon book

REMINDER!  Our annual “Enjoy the City” Fall Coupon Book Sale is underway, with proceeds benefiting the MSHS Choir program at large. Students were encouraged, but not required, to take home a sample book on Wednesday, take orders and collect the money for each book up front ($20 per book).

All orders, with money (or the returned book is it cannot be sold) are due back on Wednesday, September 24th. Checks can be make payable to: Mona Shores Choir

There are a ton of coupons in the book and you can easily get your money’s worth…Still, I prefer to think of the $20 as a donation to the Mona Shores Choir and the book is merely our way of saying THANKS for supporting our program.

**ADDITIONALLY – you can promote the sale of books all over the country.  If you have interested family/friends located far away, direct them here to click on their state/area and read about some of the merchants HERE!

 http://www.enjoythecity.com/buy-a-book.php

Below is a very small sampling/example of some of the expenses we incur each school year. Very few choir expenses are paid with Mona Shores School District funds. As the times have grown more challenging, our choir budget from the district continues to get cut. We are given approximately $30 per student (for the entire year) at this point to run the entire choir program for this district. We spend nearly that much on our sheet music for the Singing Christmas Tree alone! We (the choir and the Mona Shores Choir Parents Association together) also self-support our Singing Christmas Tree, the Allegros Musical and Pop Go the Sailors productions, including paying the salaries for direction, choreography as well as lighting, sound and set design.

Sample Budgetary Expenses-Mona Shores Choir

Sheet Music for Tree $2,621.96

Pop Go the Sailors Lighting Rental $4,200

Choir Banquet Plaques for Seniors $597.95

Pop Go the Sailors Dollar per ticket (for the auditorium upkeep) $1,764

Repairing a damaged microphone after Pop $371.61

Music Books for soloists going to solo and ensemble $157.15

Pop Program Printing $1,170.30

Ice Cream Sundae Bar at the choir banquet $1,350

Poster design-Allegros musical -$125

Pop Go the Sailors Sheet Music $1,417.84

Lighting Filters for Allegros lighting $211

Truck Rental Gas to pick up lighting equipment for Pop $172.64 (each way)

Pop Go the Sailors Sound $4,100 (equipment rental and labor)

Pop Go the Sailors Ticket Printing $313.03

Choir Copy Machine quarterly maintenance agreement fee $510.00

Pop Go the Sailors Poster Printing $112.20

Allegros Musical, Dollar per ticket (for the auditorium upkeep) $1,607

Wireless microphone rental, Fame $700

These expenses alone (only a few among many, many more) total: 23,936.28. In the past we have profited around $3,000 from the sale of these coupon. We tend to average about one book per student…Let’s make that number grow this year! If you love our shows and what choir does for your child, help out if you can!

We do have some pretty cool SALES INCENTIVES in place for students who excel with the sale:

A Free “Enjoy the City Book” For every 5 books sold (cumulative)

A Free Choir T-shirt for 5 or more books sold (limit one)

Entered in a raffle to win one of two cash prizes ($100, $50) for every 5 books sold

(i.e. if you sell 15 books, you will be entered 3 times)

NOTE: You can also order books for states/cities throughout the USA. So, if you want to sell a book to someone out of town that they can use in their area, you will just need to pick up an extra sheet from me!

Thanks for your support!

seven steps up show poster

REMINDER-TOMORROW NIGHT (THURSDAY)!  You can buy tickets to Ms. Jessica’s album release show, in the choir office for $7 (a little savings, no online ticket processing fees :)  Please bring your family to support independent music (anyone under 17 needs to have a parent or guardian, due to the venue serving alcohol).  The album is the result of a year’s worth of planning, recording, gigging, and a lot of really talented people’s involvement (including the Jackson sisters :).  The venue only holds 100-120 people, depending on set-up, so buy your tickets early if you know you want a seat.  Hope to see you there!

 

REMINDER!! The “Getting To Know You” forms that were handed out on Friday (in Treble and Anchormen only) were due this past (Monday). Lost the form? Print one off by using the link below.

Getting to Know YOU form

 

REMINDER! Are you participating in our awesome scrip program? You can raise lots of money doing so and use that money for many things school related. No need to sell or buy anything (just purchase gift cards from us and use them to pay your tabs just about anywhere and watch your kid’s account grow! Below is the most current scip form detailing what businesses have scrip and what percentage they give back to your account.

REMINDER: 2014-2015 HOURS: School Year Scrip Hours are every Thursday evening from 5:15pm-6:30pm in the front lobby of the High School.

NEWLY UPDATED SCRIP ORDER FORM (UPDATE POSTED ON 8/20/14) AVAILABLE HERE!! Attached is an updated scrip order form for your convenience and information.

Follow this link: MS CHOIR SCRIP FORM (UPDATED 8/20/14

HERE ALSO IS A LINK TO OUR SCRIP EXPLANATION, GUIDELINES AND RULES (updated Sept. 2013)

CLICK HERE: Scrip Explanation, Guidelines and Rules (updated Sept. 2013)

Sep 15

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Student Executive Board

NEW! A meeting of the Choir Student Executive Board will take place this week Thursday right after school. Approximate time of the meeting is 45 minutes. Contact Katie if you have a conflict.

dynamic duos

NEW! If you have committed to “Dynamic Duos”, please sign up TODAY (Tues) on the clipboard with your contact information and indicate whether or not your phone number works for texting. ommision

REMINDER! By accident, I blacked out the information regarding our Winter/Festival Concert in the Choir Handbook. Please add to the calendar the date: Tuesday, March 31st, at 7:30pm in the MSHS Performing Arts Center.

Mona Shores Choir Association (MSCA)

REMINDER!! The once annual Choir Parent Meeting (MSCA-Mona Shores Choir Association) will be held on Tuesday, September 23rd at 7 pm in the MSHS Performing Arts Center (auditorium).

 

working-logo

NEW! The musical “Working” is at the Beardsley Theater in downtown  Muskegon soon! SHOW RUN: September 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, and October 2, 3, 4, 2014. CURTAIN TIMES: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 PM; Sundays at 3:00 PM. Kendyl White and Kim Sorenson are two Shores Choir Alumni in the cast.

lyrics

REMINDER!! A very special thank you to Bria Whiteman for taking the time to type up the lyrics to every single song in the Singing Christmas Tree show! Now you can not only listen to the music, but you can also follow the lyrics as well! Here is a link to all of the lyric sheets:

TREE LYRICS 2014

These are also located under Pages on the right hand side of the blog…

REMINDER! Forms and fees are now past due. Keep in mind that the consequence for late forms/fee (without an email from you or your parent to me) result in -1 point, per missing item, per day…

coupon book

REMINDER! Yesterday we began our annual “Enjoy the City” Fall Coupon Book Sale, with proceeds benefiting the MSHS Choir program at large. Students were encouraged, but not required, to take home a sample book on Wednesday, take orders and collect the money for each book up front ($20 per book).

All orders, with money (or the returned book is it cannot be sold) are due back on Wednesday, September 24th. Checks can be make payable to: Mona Shores Choir

There are a ton of coupons in the book and you can easily get your money’s worth…Still, I prefer to think of the $20 as a donation to the Mona Shores Choir and the book is merely our way of saying THANKS for supporting our program.

Below is a very small sampling/example of some of the expenses we incur each school year. Very few choir expenses are paid with Mona Shores School District funds. As the times have grown more challenging, our choir budget from the district continues to get cut. We are given approximately $30 per student (for the entire year) at this point to run the entire choir program for this district. We spend nearly that much on our sheet music for the Singing Christmas Tree alone! We (the choir and the Mona Shores Choir Parents Association together) also self-support our Singing Christmas Tree, the Allegros Musical and Pop Go the Sailors productions, including paying the salaries for direction, choreography as well as lighting, sound and set design.

Sample Budgetary Expenses-Mona Shores Choir

Sheet Music for Tree $2,621.96

Pop Go the Sailors Lighting Rental $4,200

Choir Banquet Plaques for Seniors $597.95

Pop Go the Sailors Dollar per ticket (for the auditorium upkeep) $1,764

Repairing a damaged microphone after Pop $371.61

Music Books for soloists going to solo and ensemble $157.15

Pop Program Printing $1,170.30

Ice Cream Sundae Bar at the choir banquet $1,350

Poster design-Allegros musical -$125

Pop Go the Sailors Sheet Music $1,417.84

Lighting Filters for Allegros lighting $211

Truck Rental Gas to pick up lighting equipment for Pop $172.64 (each way)

Pop Go the Sailors Sound $4,100 (equipment rental and labor)

Pop Go the Sailors Ticket Printing $313.03

Choir Copy Machine quarterly maintenance agreement fee $510.00

Pop Go the Sailors Poster Printing $112.20

Allegros Musical, Dollar per ticket (for the auditorium upkeep) $1,607

Wireless microphone rental, Fame $700

These expenses alone (only a few among many, many more) total: 23,936.28. In the past we have profited around $3,000 from the sale of these coupon. We tend to average about one book per student…Let’s make that number grow this year! If you love our shows and what choir does for your child, help out if you can!

We do have some pretty cool SALES INCENTIVES in place for students who excel with the sale:

A Free “Enjoy the City Book” For every 5 books sold (cumulative)

A Free Choir T-shirt for 5 or more books sold (limit one)

Entered in a raffle to win one of two cash prizes ($100, $50) for every 5 books sold

(i.e. if you sell 15 books, you will be entered 3 times)

NOTE: You can also order books for states/cities throughout the USA. So, if you want to sell a book to someone out of town that they can use in their area, you will just need to pick up an extra sheet from me!

Thanks for your support!

seven steps up show poster

REMINDER-THIS WEEK THURSDAY!  You can buy tickets to Ms. Jessica’s album release show, in the choir office for $7 (a little savings, no online ticket processing fees :)  Please bring your family to support independent music (anyone under 17 needs to have a parent or guardian, due to the venue serving alcohol).  The album is the result of a year’s worth of planning, recording, gigging, and a lot of really talented people’s involvement (including the Jackson sisters :).  The venue only holds 100-120 people, depending on set-up, so buy your tickets early if you know you want a seat.  Hope to see you there!

 

REMINDER!! The “Getting To Know You” forms that were handed out on Friday (in Treble and Anchormen only) were due this past (Monday). Lost the form? Print one off by using the link below.

Getting to Know YOU form

 

REMINDER! Are you participating in our awesome scrip program? You can raise lots of money doing so and use that money for many things school related. No need to sell or buy anything (just purchase gift cards from us and use them to pay your tabs just about anywhere and watch your kid’s account grow! Below is the most current scip form detailing what businesses have scrip and what percentage they give back to your account.

REMINDER: 2014-2015 HOURS: School Year Scrip Hours are every Thursday evening from 5:15pm-6:30pm in the front lobby of the High School.

NEWLY UPDATED SCRIP ORDER FORM (UPDATE POSTED ON 8/20/14) AVAILABLE HERE!! Attached is an updated scrip order form for your convenience and information.

Follow this link: MS CHOIR SCRIP FORM (UPDATED 8/20/14

HERE ALSO IS A LINK TO OUR SCRIP EXPLANATION, GUIDELINES AND RULES (updated Sept. 2013)

CLICK HERE: Scrip Explanation, Guidelines and Rules (updated Sept. 2013)

Sep 14

Monday, September 15, 2014

ommision

NEW! By accident, I blacked out the information regarding our Winter/Festival Concert in the Choir Handbook. Please add to the calendar the date: Tuesday, March 31st, at 7pm in the MSHS Performing Arts Center.

Mona Shores Choir Association (MSCA)

NEW!! The once annual Choir Parent Meeting (MSCA-Mona Shores Choir Association) will be held on Tuesday, September 23rd at 7 pm in the MSHS Performing Arts Center (auditorium).

lyrics

NEW!! A very special thank you to Bria Whiteman for taking the time to type up the lyrics to every single song in the Singing Christmas Tree show! Now you can not only listen to the music, but you can also follow the lyrics as well! Here is a link to all of the lyric sheets:

TREE LYRICS 2014

These are also located under Pages on the right hand side of the blog…

NEW! Forms and fees are now past due. Keep in mind that the consequence for late forms/fee (without an email from you or your parent to me) result in -1 point, per missing item, per day…

NEW! The Annual Fall Choir BBQ is over…hope you were able to stop by! Special THANKS to the Choir Student Executive Board for all your hard work which helped make the event a big success. 

dynamic duos

REMINDER!! DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS THE END OF THE SCHOOL DAY TODAY (MONDAY)! 

Hello, beloved Choir members!

It has been quite a long time since our Choir program, near and dear to us all, has created a new social event available for all members.

Since people new to Choir do not get the chance to meet those from other Choirs, we are holding an incredibly laid back “performance,” if you will. This “performance” will feature those who sign up for Choir’s Dynamic Duos! Simply by signing your name on the cabinets, you can voluntarily, since no one wants to be forced into anything, be a part of this great way to meet new people in Choir.

It can be intimidating for us all to be new in Choir, and we believe that this will make a difference in the relationships between our peers. All new students to Choir, no matter the grade, can sign up under “Newbies.” All students who have been in Choir for two or more years can sign up under “Experienced.” The Choir Board will then pair each of you up in groups with students from the opposite category. We will let you know what groups you are in over the weekend! You will have until October 3rd to rehearse, or wing, an act similar to “Newbie Acts” at Allegro Camp.

For those who are Allegros, you know that these can be hilarious: skits, songs, dances, playing instruments, or anything that can help you and your group form a relationship. We will be handing out prizes to the best act, funniest act, and best-dressed act! If anything, you could win something!

Choir is about making friends, and it becomes quite hard to do without putting yourself out there. We’re supposed to make memories that will last a lifetime, so why not start now? On Friday, October 3rd at 7 pm, we will put on a laid back show in the Dance Room, free of cost, to perform these acts. It will be a great way to make friends and have a lot of fun, too. Sign up on the cabinets! Thank you! (:

-Your Student Choir Executive Board

coupon book

REMINDER! Yesterday we began our annual “Enjoy the City” Fall Coupon Book Sale, with proceeds benefiting the MSHS Choir program at large. Students were encouraged, but not required, to take home a sample book on Wednesday, take orders and collect the money for each book up front ($20 per book).

All orders, with money (or the returned book is it cannot be sold) are due back on Wednesday, September 24th. Checks can be make payable to: Mona Shores Choir

There are a ton of coupons in the book and you can easily get your money’s worth…Still, I prefer to think of the $20 as a donation to the Mona Shores Choir and the book is merely our way of saying THANKS for supporting our program.

Below is a very small sampling/example of some of the expenses we incur each school year. Very few choir expenses are paid with Mona Shores School District funds. As the times have grown more challenging, our choir budget from the district continues to get cut. We are given approximately $30 per student (for the entire year) at this point to run the entire choir program for this district. We spend nearly that much on our sheet music for the Singing Christmas Tree alone! We (the choir and the Mona Shores Choir Parents Association together) also self-support our Singing Christmas Tree, the Allegros Musical and Pop Go the Sailors productions, including paying the salaries for direction, choreography as well as lighting, sound and set design.

Sample Budgetary Expenses-Mona Shores Choir

Sheet Music for Tree $2,621.96

Pop Go the Sailors Lighting Rental $4,200

Choir Banquet Plaques for Seniors $597.95

Pop Go the Sailors Dollar per ticket (for the auditorium upkeep) $1,764

Repairing a damaged microphone after Pop $371.61

Music Books for soloists going to solo and ensemble $157.15

Pop Program Printing $1,170.30

Ice Cream Sundae Bar at the choir banquet $1,350

Poster design-Allegros musical -$125

Pop Go the Sailors Sheet Music $1,417.84

Lighting Filters for Allegros lighting $211

Truck Rental Gas to pick up lighting equipment for Pop $172.64 (each way)

Pop Go the Sailors Sound $4,100 (equipment rental and labor)

Pop Go the Sailors Ticket Printing $313.03

Choir Copy Machine quarterly maintenance agreement fee $510.00

Pop Go the Sailors Poster Printing $112.20

Allegros Musical, Dollar per ticket (for the auditorium upkeep) $1,607

Wireless microphone rental, Fame $700

These expenses alone (only a few among many, many more) total: 23,936.28. In the past we have profited around $3,000 from the sale of these coupon. We tend to average about one book per student…Let’s make that number grow this year! If you love our shows and what choir does for your child, help out if you can!

We do have some pretty cool SALES INCENTIVES in place for students who excel with the sale:

A Free “Enjoy the City Book” For every 5 books sold (cumulative)

A Free Choir T-shirt for 5 or more books sold (limit one)

Entered in a raffle to win one of two cash prizes ($100, $50) for every 5 books sold

(i.e. if you sell 15 books, you will be entered 3 times)

NOTE: You can also order books for states/cities throughout the USA. So, if you want to sell a book to someone out of town that they can use in their area, you will just need to pick up an extra sheet from me!

Thanks for your support!

seven steps up show poster

REMINDER-THIS WEEK THURSDAY!  You can buy tickets to Ms. Jessica’s album release show, in the choir office for $7 (a little savings, no online ticket processing fees :)  Please bring your family to support independent music (anyone under 17 needs to have a parent or guardian, due to the venue serving alcohol).  The album is the result of a year’s worth of planning, recording, gigging, and a lot of really talented people’s involvement (including the Jackson sisters :).  The venue only holds 100-120 people, depending on set-up, so buy your tickets early if you know you want a seat.  Hope to see you there!

 

REMINDER!! The “Getting To Know You” forms that were handed out on Friday (in Treble and Anchormen only) are due today (Monday). Lost the form? Print one off by using the link below.

Getting to Know YOU form

 

REMINDER! Are you participating in our awesome scrip program? You can raise lots of money doing so and use that money for many things school related. No need to sell or buy anything (just purchase gift cards from us and use them to pay your tabs just about anywhere and watch your kid’s account grow! Below is the most current scip form detailing what businesses have scrip and what percentage they give back to your account.

REMINDER: 2014-2015 HOURS: School Year Scrip Hours are every Thursday evening from 5:15pm-6:30pm in the front lobby of the High School.

NEWLY UPDATED SCRIP ORDER FORM (UPDATE POSTED ON 8/20/14) AVAILABLE HERE!! Attached is an updated scrip order form for your convenience and information.

Follow this link: MS CHOIR SCRIP FORM (UPDATED 8/20/14

HERE ALSO IS A LINK TO OUR SCRIP EXPLANATION, GUIDELINES AND RULES (updated Sept. 2013)

CLICK HERE: Scrip Explanation, Guidelines and Rules (updated Sept. 2013)

Sep 11

Friday, September 12, 2014

DEADLINE TODAY…LAST REMINDER FROM ME! Beginning of the year forms are due FRIDAY-FINAL DEADLINE!

There are just two forms that you must turn in (choir contract, emergency information record) by next week Friday (Sept 12th).

There are three we would really like back (and you get points for turning them in too): ICHAT form (must have this if for anyone volunteering for the choir-must also be accompanied by a copy of the volunteers driver’s license), Choir Volunteer Form and our Singing Christmas Tree Volunteer Form. We also need your Choir Shoe ($28) and/or Dry Cleaning ($10) Money by next week Friday (Sept. 12th.)

If you have difficulty meeting the deadline for the money owed, please have your parent/guardian email me, write me a note or give me a call. We have ways to help you out if needed…no worries!

 For more detailed info. check out the top of the blog and re-read the Welcome back letter…it will explain all with color coding well!

REMINDER…THIS SUNDAY-CHOIR BBQ! The annual social event of the season is upon us once again…The fall Choir Cookout is going to be held THIS Sunday, September 14th from 3pm-5pm at the Mona Lake Boat Club. Stop in and enjoy free food, flowing conversation, even toss a frisbee or get a volleyball game going if your little heart desires. DON’T BE SHY-YOU CAN COME AND GO AS YOU PLEASE SO AT LEAST MAKE AN EFFORT TO STOP IN AND EAT!

dynamic duos

REMINDER!! 

Hello, beloved Choir members!

It has been quite a long time since our Choir program, near and dear to us all, has created a new social event available for all members.

Since people new to Choir do not get the chance to meet those from other Choirs, we are holding an incredibly laid back “performance,” if you will. This “performance” will feature those who sign up for Choir’s Dynamic Duos! Simply by signing your name on the cabinets, you can voluntarily, since no one wants to be forced into anything, be a part of this great way to meet new people in Choir.

It can be intimidating for us all to be new in Choir, and we believe that this will make a difference in the relationships between our peers. All new students to Choir, no matter the grade, can sign up under “Newbies.” All students who have been in Choir for two or more years can sign up under “Experienced.” The Choir Board will then pair each of you up in groups with students from the opposite category. We will let you know what groups you are in over the weekend! You will have until October 3rd to rehearse, or wing, an act similar to “Newbie Acts” at Allegro Camp.

For those who are Allegros, you know that these can be hilarious: skits, songs, dances, playing instruments, or anything that can help you and your group form a relationship. We will be handing out prizes to the best act, funniest act, and best-dressed act! If anything, you could win something!

Choir is about making friends, and it becomes quite hard to do without putting yourself out there. We’re supposed to make memories that will last a lifetime, so why not start now? On Friday, October 3rd at 7 pm, we will put on a laid back show in the Dance Room, free of cost, to perform these acts. It will be a great way to make friends and have a lot of fun, too. Sign up on the cabinets! Thank you! (:

-Your Student Choir Executive Board

coupon book

NEW! Yesterday we began our annual “Enjoy the City” Fall Coupon Book Sale, with proceeds benefiting the MSHS Choir program at large. Students were encouraged, but not required, to take home a sample book on Wednesday, take orders and collect the money for each book up front ($20 per book).

All orders, with money (or the returned book is it cannot be sold) are due back on Wednesday, September 24th. Checks can be make payable to: Mona Shores Choir

There are a ton of coupons in the book and you can easily get your money’s worth…Still, I prefer to think of the $20 as a donation to the Mona Shores Choir and the book is merely our way of saying THANKS for supporting our program.

Below is a very small sampling/example of some of the expenses we incur each school year. Very few choir expenses are paid with Mona Shores School District funds. As the times have grown more challenging, our choir budget from the district continues to get cut. We are given approximately $30 per student (for the entire year) at this point to run the entire choir program for this district. We spend nearly that much on our sheet music for the Singing Christmas Tree alone! We (the choir and the Mona Shores Choir Parents Association together) also self-support our Singing Christmas Tree, the Allegros Musical and Pop Go the Sailors productions, including paying the salaries for direction, choreography as well as lighting, sound and set design.

Sample Budgetary Expenses-Mona Shores Choir

Sheet Music for Tree $2,621.96

Pop Go the Sailors Lighting Rental $4,200

Choir Banquet Plaques for Seniors $597.95

Pop Go the Sailors Dollar per ticket (for the auditorium upkeep) $1,764

Repairing a damaged microphone after Pop $371.61

Music Books for soloists going to solo and ensemble $157.15

Pop Program Printing $1,170.30

Ice Cream Sundae Bar at the choir banquet $1,350

Poster design-Allegros musical -$125

Pop Go the Sailors Sheet Music $1,417.84

Lighting Filters for Allegros lighting $211

Truck Rental Gas to pick up lighting equipment for Pop $172.64 (each way)

Pop Go the Sailors Sound $4,100 (equipment rental and labor)

Pop Go the Sailors Ticket Printing $313.03

Choir Copy Machine quarterly maintenance agreement fee $510.00

Pop Go the Sailors Poster Printing $112.20

Allegros Musical, Dollar per ticket (for the auditorium upkeep) $1,607

Wireless microphone rental, Fame $700

These expenses alone (only a few among many, many more) total: 23,936.28. In the past we have profited around $3,000 from the sale of these coupon. We tend to average about one book per student…Let’s make that number grow this year! If you love our shows and what choir does for your child, help out if you can!

We do have some pretty cool SALES INCENTIVES in place for students who excel with the sale:

A Free “Enjoy the City Book” For every 5 books sold (cumulative)

A Free Choir T-shirt for 5 or more books sold (limit one)

Entered in a raffle to win one of two cash prizes ($100, $50) for every 5 books sold

(i.e. if you sell 15 books, you will be entered 3 times)

NOTE: You can also order books for states/cities throughout the USA. So, if you want to sell a book to someone out of town that they can use in their area, you will just need to pick up an extra sheet from me!

Thanks for your support!

seven steps up show poster

REMINDER!  You can buy tickets to Ms. Jessica’s album release show, in the choir office for $7 (a little savings, no online ticket processing fees :)  Please bring your family to support independent music (anyone under 17 needs to have a parent or guardian, due to the venue serving alcohol).  The album is the result of a year’s worth of planning, recording, gigging, and a lot of really talented people’s involvement (including the Jackson sisters :).  The venue only holds 100-120 people, depending on set-up, so buy your tickets early if you know you want a seat.  Hope to see you there!

 

young arts

REMINDER!! 

Hello, beauties!

I want to share with all of you an opportunity that forever changed my life: being a part of YoungArts.

Back in the fall of 2013, my mom found a scholarship on the Mona Shores webpage available to young artists, which caught our attention. After doing much research and finding out the scholarship was legitimate, I decided to apply for Popular Voice by submitting four videos.

During November, I received a letter notifying me that I had become an Honorable Mention Winner! This enabled me to travel to Miami and attend a week long camp with some of the greatest artists I have ever met. Some people who work with YoungArts are Bill T. Jones, Placido Domingo (who I had the pleasure to meet, woohoo), Josh Groban, Kerry Washington, Nicki Minaj, and Martin Scorsese.

YoungArts has a wide range of what they call “disciplines.” You can apply to Voice, Cinematic Arts, Dance, Music, Theatre, Writing, and many more disciplines in this program and win quite a large sum of money. It also looks great on a resume or college app. Within these categories are a multitude of subcategories, such as in Voice: Jazz, Musical Theatre, Popular, and Classical.

To apply, go to www.youngarts.org. If you are a Finalist, you travel for an even more extensive and amazing camp and you are tested to become a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. For this, you could win $10,000 (oh yeah) towards whatever you would like to spend it on.

YoungArts changed my life, and I believe that Mona Shores can leave an amazing impact on this program, but only if you apply. The deadline for application is October 17th, it costs $35 to apply, you need to be between the ages 15-18, and you can apply to as many categories as you like.

-Katie Huizinga

Cindy Twining

REMINDER! Mrs. Twining is now accepting new students. Turning in your signed contract is step one!

Attached also is an informational sheet and a contract if you want to get a head start!

Voice Lessons Contract

Voice Lessons Permission Form

 

NEW!! FOR THE REAL GO-GETTERS  OUT THERE…Now, let’s do a little test and see who the true blue choir kids/overachievers are…I am placing a downloadable/printable “Getting To Know You” form below that you will be receiving on the first day of class. BUT, you are ready for school now and itching to get started ..Correct? So, fill the form out now and either email it to me (lawtons@monashores.net) or hand it to me on the first day of school and make an an early, strong impression! +3 points to anyone who accomplishes this task on or before day one, when you arrive in my class (no running home at the end of day one and quickly doing it!!!)

Getting to Know YOU form

 

muskegon civic theater

REMINDER! Auditions for Muskegon Civic Theater’s “Muskegon’s Got Talent” Show, with a top prize of $750 and a $250 Critic’s Choice Award are coming up! The auditions are on Saturday, September 20th and you simply call the MCT office to set an audition time. The show is on October 18th. All the details for both the auditions and/or attending the evening dinner/show are available by clicking on  the link below:

Muskegon’s Got Talent!

 

 

REMINDER-PAST DUE!! NYC $175 Payment (checks made payable to: Mona Shores Choir). The money was due to the HS Choir Office by this past Wednesday, September 10th. The trip is full so make sure to let us know what is going on immediately or you may lose your spot!

REMINDER! Are you participating in our awesome scrip program? You can raise lots of money doing so and use that money for many things school related. No need to sell or buy anything (just purchase gift cards from us and use them to pay your tabs just about anywhere and watch your kid’s account grow! Below is the most current scip form detailing what businesses have scrip and what percentage they give back to your account.

REMINDER: 2014-2015 HOURS: School Year Scrip Hours are every Thursday evening from 5:15pm-6:30pm in the front lobby of the High School.

NEWLY UPDATED SCRIP ORDER FORM (UPDATE POSTED ON 8/20/14) AVAILABLE HERE!! Attached is an updated scrip order form for your convenience and information.

Follow this link: MS CHOIR SCRIP FORM (UPDATED 8/20/14

HERE ALSO IS A LINK TO OUR SCRIP EXPLANATION, GUIDELINES AND RULES (updated Sept. 2013)

CLICK HERE: Scrip Explanation, Guidelines and Rules (updated Sept. 2013)

Sep 10

Thursday, September 11, 2014

coupon bookNOTE: I didn’t mention in my presentation on Wednesday that you can also order books for states/cities throughout the USA. So, if you want to sell a book to someone out of town that they can use in their area, you will just need to pick up an extra sheet from me!  

NEW! Yesterday we began our annual “Enjoy the City” Fall Coupon Book Sale, with proceeds benefiting the MSHS Choir program at large. Students were encouraged, but not required, to take home a sample book on Wednesday, take orders and collect the money for each book up front ($20 per book).

All orders, with money (or the returned book is it cannot be sold) are due back on Wednesday, September 24th. Checks can be make payable to: Mona Shores Choir

There are a ton of coupons in the book and you can easily get your money’s worth…Still, I prefer to think of the $20 as a donation to the Mona Shores Choir and the book is merely our way of saying THANKS for supporting our program.

Below is a very small sampling/example of some of the expenses we incur each school year. Very few choir expenses are paid with Mona Shores School District funds. As the times have grown more challenging, our choir budget from the district continues to get cut. We are given approximately $30 per student (for the entire year) at this point to run the entire choir program for this district. We spend nearly that much on our sheet music for the Singing Christmas Tree alone! We (the choir and the Mona Shores Choir Parents Association together) also self-support our Singing Christmas Tree, the Allegros Musical and Pop Go the Sailors productions, including paying the salaries for direction, choreography as well as lighting, sound and set design.

Sample Budgetary Expenses-Mona Shores Choir 

Sheet Music for Tree $2,621.96

Pop Go the Sailors Lighting Rental $4,200

Choir Banquet Plaques for Seniors $597.95

Pop Go the Sailors Dollar per ticket (for the auditorium upkeep) $1,764

Repairing a damaged microphone after Pop $371.61

Music Books for soloists going to solo and ensemble $157.15

Pop Program Printing $1,170.30

Ice Cream Sundae Bar at the choir banquet $1,350

Poster design-Allegros musical -$125

Pop Go the Sailors Sheet Music $1,417.84

Lighting Filters for Allegros lighting $211

Truck Rental Gas to pick up lighting equipment for Pop $172.64 (each way)

Pop Go the Sailors Sound $4,100 (equipment rental and labor)

Pop Go the Sailors Ticket Printing $313.03

Choir Copy Machine quarterly maintenance agreement fee $510.00

Pop Go the Sailors Poster Printing $112.20

Allegros Musical, Dollar per ticket (for the auditorium upkeep) $1,607

Wireless microphone rental, Fame $700

These expenses alone (only a few among many, many more) total: 23,936.28. In the past we have profited around $3,000 from the sale of these coupon. We tend to average about one book per student…Let’s make that number grow this year! If you love our shows and what choir does for your child, help out if you can!

We do have some pretty cool SALES INCENTIVES in place for students who excel with the sale:

A Free “Enjoy the City Book” For every 5 books sold (cumulative)

A Free Choir T-shirt for 5 or more books sold (limit one)

Entered in a raffle to win one of two cash prizes ($100, $50) for every 5 books sold

(i.e. if you sell 15 books, you will be entered 3 times)

Thanks for your support! 

 

dynamic duos

NEW!! 

Hello, beloved Choir members!

It has been quite a long time since our Choir program, near and dear to us all, has created a new social event available for all members.

Since people new to Choir do not get the chance to meet those from other Choirs, we are holding an incredibly laid back “performance,” if you will. This “performance” will feature those who sign up for Choir’s Dynamic Duos! Simply by signing your name on the cabinets, you can voluntarily, since no one wants to be forced into anything, be a part of this great way to meet new people in Choir.

It can be intimidating for us all to be new in Choir, and we believe that this will make a difference in the relationships between our peers. All new students to Choir, no matter the grade, can sign up under “Newbies.” All students who have been in Choir for two or more years can sign up under “Experienced.” The Choir Board will then pair each of you up in groups with students from the opposite category. We will let you know what groups you are in over the weekend! You will have until October 3rd to rehearse, or wing, an act similar to “Newbie Acts” at Allegro Camp.

For those who are Allegros, you know that these can be hilarious: skits, songs, dances, playing instruments, or anything that can help you and your group form a relationship. We will be handing out prizes to the best act, funniest act, and best-dressed act! If anything, you could win something!

Choir is about making friends, and it becomes quite hard to do without putting yourself out there. We’re supposed to make memories that will last a lifetime, so why not start now? On Friday, October 3rd at 7 pm, we will put on a laid back show in the Dance Room, free of cost, to perform these acts. It will be a great way to make friends and have a lot of fun, too. Sign up on the cabinets! Thank you! (:

-Your Student Choir Executive Board

REMINDER…THIS SUNDAY-CHOIR BBQ! The annual social event of the season is upon us once again…The fall Choir Cookout is going to be held THIS Sunday, September 14th from 3pm-5pm at the Mona Lake Boat Club. Stop in and enjoy free food, flowing conversation, even toss a frisbee or get a volleyball game going if your little heart desires. DON’T BE SHY-YOU CAN COME AND GO AS YOU PLEASE SO AT LEAST MAKE AN EFFORT TO STOP IN AND EAT!

 

REMINDER!! All beginning of the year forms are due FRIDAY-FINAL DEADLINE!

There are just two forms that you must turn in (choir contract, emergency information record) by next week Friday (Sept 12th).

There are three we would really like back (and you get points for turning them in too): ICHAT form (must have this if for anyone volunteering for the choir-must also be accompanied by a copy of the volunteers driver’s license), Choir Volunteer Form and our Singing Christmas Tree Volunteer Form. We also need your Choir Shoe ($28) and/or Dry Cleaning ($10) Money by next week Friday (Sept. 12th.)

If you have difficulty meeting the deadline for the money owed, please have your parent/guardian email me, write me a note or give me a call. We have ways to help you out if needed…no worries!

 For more detailed info. check out the top of the blog and re-read the Welcome back letter…it will explain all with color coding well!

young arts

REMINDER!! 

Hello, beauties!

I want to share with all of you an opportunity that forever changed my life: being a part of YoungArts.

Back in the fall of 2013, my mom found a scholarship on the Mona Shores webpage available to young artists, which caught our attention. After doing much research and finding out the scholarship was legitimate, I decided to apply for Popular Voice by submitting four videos.

During November, I received a letter notifying me that I had become an Honorable Mention Winner! This enabled me to travel to Miami and attend a week long camp with some of the greatest artists I have ever met. Some people who work with YoungArts are Bill T. Jones, Placido Domingo (who I had the pleasure to meet, woohoo), Josh Groban, Kerry Washington, Nicki Minaj, and Martin Scorsese.

YoungArts has a wide range of what they call “disciplines.” You can apply to Voice, Cinematic Arts, Dance, Music, Theatre, Writing, and many more disciplines in this program and win quite a large sum of money. It also looks great on a resume or college app. Within these categories are a multitude of subcategories, such as in Voice: Jazz, Musical Theatre, Popular, and Classical.

To apply, go to www.youngarts.org. If you are a Finalist, you travel for an even more extensive and amazing camp and you are tested to become a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. For this, you could win $10,000 (oh yeah) towards whatever you would like to spend it on.

YoungArts changed my life, and I believe that Mona Shores can leave an amazing impact on this program, but only if you apply. The deadline for application is October 17th, it costs $35 to apply, you need to be between the ages 15-18, and you can apply to as many categories as you like.

-Katie Huizinga

seven steps up show poster

REMINDER!  You can buy tickets to Ms. Jessica’s album release show, in the choir office for $7 (a little savings, no online ticket processing fees :)  Please bring your family to support independent music (anyone under 17 needs to have a parent or guardian, due to the venue serving alcohol).  The album is the result of a year’s worth of planning, recording, gigging, and a lot of really talented people’s involvement (including the Jackson sisters :).  The venue only holds 100-120 people, depending on set-up, so buy your tickets early if you know you want a seat.  Hope to see you there!

Cindy Twining

REMINDER! Mrs. Twining is now accepting new students. Turning in your signed contract is step one!

Attached also is an informational sheet and a contract if you want to get a head start!

Voice Lessons Contract

Voice Lessons Permission Form

 

NEW!! FOR THE REAL GO-GETTERS  OUT THERE…Now, let’s do a little test and see who the true blue choir kids/overachievers are…I am placing a downloadable/printable “Getting To Know You” form below that you will be receiving on the first day of class. BUT, you are ready for school now and itching to get started ..Correct? So, fill the form out now and either email it to me (lawtons@monashores.net) or hand it to me on the first day of school and make an an early, strong impression! +3 points to anyone who accomplishes this task on or before day one, when you arrive in my class (no running home at the end of day one and quickly doing it!!!)

Getting to Know YOU form

 

muskegon civic theater

REMINDER! Auditions for Muskegon Civic Theater’s “Muskegon’s Got Talent” Show, with a top prize of $750 and a $250 Critic’s Choice Award are coming up! The auditions are on Saturday, September 20th and you simply call the MCT office to set an audition time. The show is on October 18th. All the details for both the auditions and/or attending the evening dinner/show are available by clicking on  the link below:

Muskegon’s Got Talent!

 

 

REMINDER-PAST DUE!! NYC $175 Payment (checks made payable to: Mona Shores Choir). The money was due to the HS Choir Office by this past Wednesday, September 10th. The trip is full so make sure to let us know what is going on immediately or you may lose your spot!

REMINDER! Are you participating in our awesome scrip program? You can raise lots of money doing so and use that money for many things school related. No need to sell or buy anything (just purchase gift cards from us and use them to pay your tabs just about anywhere and watch your kid’s account grow! Below is the most current scip form detailing what businesses have scrip and what percentage they give back to your account.

REMINDER: 2014-2015 HOURS: School Year Scrip Hours are every Thursday evening from 5:15pm-6:30pm in the front lobby of the High School.

NEWLY UPDATED SCRIP ORDER FORM (UPDATE POSTED ON 8/20/14) AVAILABLE HERE!! Attached is an updated scrip order form for your convenience and information.

Follow this link: MS CHOIR SCRIP FORM (UPDATED 8/20/14

HERE ALSO IS A LINK TO OUR SCRIP EXPLANATION, GUIDELINES AND RULES (updated Sept. 2013)

CLICK HERE: Scrip Explanation, Guidelines and Rules (updated Sept. 2013)

Sep 09

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

coupon book 

NEW! Today begins our annual “Enjoy the City” Fall Coupon Book Sale, with proceeds benefiting the MSHS Choir program at large. Students were encouraged, but not required, to take home a sample book on Wednesday, take orders and collect the money for each book up front ($20 per book).

All orders, with money (or the returned book is it cannot be sold) are due on Wednesday, September 24th. Checks can be make payable to: Mona Shores Choir

There are a ton of coupons in the book and you can easily get your money’s worth…Still, I prefer to think of the $20 as a donation to the Mona Shores Choir and the book is merely our way of saying THANKS for supporting our program.

Below is a very small sampling/example of just a few of the expenses we incur each school year (it is the tip of the iceberg!). The money used to pay these costs comes in part from our two choir fund raisers (the coupon book and cheesecake sales) as well as from ticket and advertising sales from our wonderful performances. Very few choir expenses are paid with Mona Shores School District funds. As the times have grown more challenging, our choir budget from the district continues to get cut. We are given approximately $30 per student (for the entire year) at this point to run the entire choir program for this district. We spend nearly that much on our sheet music for the Singing Christmas Tree alone! We (the choir and the Mona Shores Choir Parents Association together) also self-support our Singing Christmas Tree, the Allegros Musical and Pop Go the Sailors productions, including paying the salaries for direction, choreography as well as lighting, sound and set design.

Please support this sale as best you can. We make $10 from every book sold and the coupons are really worth the cost of the book!

Sample Budgetary Costs-Mona Shores Choir 

Sheet Music for Tree $2,621.96

Pop Go the Sailors Lighting Rental $4,200

Choir Banquet Plaques for Seniors $597.95

Pop Go the Sailors Dollar per ticket (for the auditorium upkeep) $1,764

Repairing a damaged microphone after Pop $371.61

Music Books for soloists going to solo and ensemble $157.15

Pop Program Printing $1,170.30

Ice Cream Sundae Bar at the choir banquet $1,350

Poster design-Allegros musical -$125

Pop Go the Sailors Sheet Music $1,417.84

Lighting Filters for Allegros lighting $211

Truck Rental Gas to pick up lighting equipment for Pop $172.64 (each way)

Pop Go the Sailors Sound $4,100 (equipment rental and labor)

Pop Go the Sailors Ticket Printing $313.03

Choir Copy Machine quarterly maintenance agreement fee $510.00

Pop Go the Sailors Poster Printing $112.20

Allegros Musical, Dollar per ticket (for the auditorium upkeep) $1,607

Wireless microphone rental, Fame $700

These expenses alone (only a few among many, many more) total: 23,936.28. In the past we have profited around $3,000 from the sale of these coupon. We tend to average about one book per student…Let’s make that number grow this year! If you love our shows and what choir does for your child, help out if you can!

We do have some pretty cool SALES INCENTIVES in place for students who excel with the sale:

A Free “Enjoy the City Book” For every 5 books sold (cumulative)

A Free Choir T-shirt for 5 or more books sold (limit one)

Entered in a raffle to win one of two cash prizes ($100, $50) for every 5 books sold

(i.e. if you sell 15 books, you will be entered 3 times)

Thanks for your support! 

REMINDER!! All beginning of the year forms are now due.

There are two forms that you must turn in (choir contract, emergency information record) by next week Friday (Sept 12th).

There are three we would really like back (and you get points for turning them in too): ICHAT form (must have this if for anyone volunteering for the choir-must also be accompanied by a copy of the volunteers driver’s license), Choir Volunteer Form and our Singing Christmas Tree Volunteer Form. We also need your Choir Shoe ($28) and/or Dry Cleaning ($10) Money by next week Friday (Sept. 12th.)

If you have difficulty meeting the deadline for the money owed, please have your parent/guardian email me, write me a note or give me a call. We have ways to help you out if needed…no worries!

 For more detailed info. check out the top of the blog and re-read the Welcome back letter…it will explain all with color coding well!

young arts

REMINDER!! 

Hello, beauties!

I want to share with all of you an opportunity that forever changed my life: being a part of YoungArts.

Back in the fall of 2013, my mom found a scholarship on the Mona Shores webpage available to young artists, which caught our attention. After doing much research and finding out the scholarship was legitimate, I decided to apply for Popular Voice by submitting four videos.

During November, I received a letter notifying me that I had become an Honorable Mention Winner! This enabled me to travel to Miami and attend a week long camp with some of the greatest artists I have ever met. Some people who work with YoungArts are Bill T. Jones, Placido Domingo (who I had the pleasure to meet, woohoo), Josh Groban, Kerry Washington, Nicki Minaj, and Martin Scorsese.

YoungArts has a wide range of what they call “disciplines.” You can apply to Voice, Cinematic Arts, Dance, Music, Theatre, Writing, and many more disciplines in this program and win quite a large sum of money. It also looks great on a resume or college app. Within these categories are a multitude of subcategories, such as in Voice: Jazz, Musical Theatre, Popular, and Classical.

To apply, go to www.youngarts.org. If you are a Finalist, you travel for an even more extensive and amazing camp and you are tested to become a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. For this, you could win $10,000 (oh yeah) towards whatever you would like to spend it on.

YoungArts changed my life, and I believe that Mona Shores can leave an amazing impact on this program, but only if you apply. The deadline for application is October 17th, it costs $35 to apply, you need to be between the ages 15-18, and you can apply to as many categories as you like.

-Katie Huizinga

seven steps up show poster

REMINDER!  Starting tomorrow, you can buy tickets to Ms. Jessica’s album release show, in the choir office for $7 (a little savings, no online ticket processing fees :)  Please bring your family to support independent music (anyone under 17 needs to have a parent or guardian, due to the venue serving alcohol).  The album is the result of a year’s worth of planning, recording, gigging, and a lot of really talented people’s involvement (including the Jackson sisters :).  The venue only holds 100-120 people, depending on set-up, so buy your tickets early if you know you want a seat.  Hope to see you there!

Cindy Twining

REMINDER! Mrs. Twining is now accepting new students. Turning in your signed contract is step one!

Attached also is an informational sheet and a contract if you want to get a head start!

Voice Lessons Contract

Voice Lessons Permission Form

 

NEW!! FOR THE REAL GO-GETTERS  OUT THERE…Now, let’s do a little test and see who the true blue choir kids/overachievers are…I am placing a downloadable/printable “Getting To Know You” form below that you will be receiving on the first day of class. BUT, you are ready for school now and itching to get started ..Correct? So, fill the form out now and either email it to me (lawtons@monashores.net) or hand it to me on the first day of school and make an an early, strong impression! +3 points to anyone who accomplishes this task on or before day one, when you arrive in my class (no running home at the end of day one and quickly doing it!!!)

Getting to Know YOU form

REMINDER…THIS SUNDAY! The annual social event of the season is upon us once again…The fall Choir Cookout is going to be held THIS Sunday, September 14th from 3pm-5pm at the Mona Lake Boat Club. Stop in and enjoy free food, flowing conversation, even toss a frisbee or get a volleyball game going if your little heart desires. DON’T BE SHY-YOU CAN COME AND GO AS YOU PLEASE SO AT LEAST MAKE AN EFFORT TO STOP IN AND EAT!

 

muskegon civic theater

REMINDER! Auditions for Muskegon Civic Theater’s “Muskegon’s Got Talent” Show, with a top prize of $750 and a $250 Critic’s Choice Award are coming up! The auditions are on Saturday, September 20th and you simply call the MCT office to set an audition time. The show is on October 18th. All the details for both the auditions and/or attending the evening dinner/show are available by clicking on  the link below:

Muskegon’s Got Talent!

 

 

REMINDER-PAST DUE!! NYC $175 Payment (checks made payable to: Mona Shores Choir. The money was due to the HS Choir Office by this past Wednesday, September 10th. The trip is full so make sure to make your payment or you may lose your spot!

REMINDER! Are you participating in our awesome scrip program? You can raise lots of money doing so and use that money for many things school related. No need to sell or buy anything (just purchase gift cards from us and use them to pay your tabs just about anywhere and watch your kid’s account grow! Below is the most current scip form detailing what businesses have scrip and what percentage they give back to your account.

REMINDER: 2014-2015 HOURS: School Year Scrip Hours are every Thursday evening from 5:15pm-6:30pm in the front lobby of the High School.

NEWLY UPDATED SCRIP ORDER FORM (UPDATE POSTED ON 8/20/14) AVAILABLE HERE!! Attached is an updated scrip order form for your convenience and information.

Follow this link: MS CHOIR SCRIP FORM (UPDATED 8/20/14

HERE ALSO IS A LINK TO OUR SCRIP EXPLANATION, GUIDELINES AND RULES (updated Sept. 2013)

CLICK HERE: Scrip Explanation, Guidelines and Rules (updated Sept. 2013)

Sep 08

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

 

 

 

REMINDER!! All beginning of the year forms are now due.

There are two forms that you must turn in (choir contract, emergency information record) by next week Friday (Sept 12th).

There are three we would really like back (and you get points for turning them in too): ICHAT form (must have this if for anyone volunteering for the choir-must also be accompanied by a copy of the volunteers driver’s license), Choir Volunteer Form and our Singing Christmas Tree Volunteer Form. We also need your Choir Shoe ($28) and/or Dry Cleaning ($10) Money by next week Friday (Sept. 12th.)

If you have difficulty meeting the deadline for the money owed, please have your parent/guardian email me, write me a note or give me a call. We have ways to help you out if needed…no worries!

 For more detailed info. check out the top of the blog and re-read the Welcome back letter…it will explain all with color coding well!

young arts

NEW!! 

Hello, beauties!

I want to share with all of you an opportunity that forever changed my life: being a part of YoungArts.

Back in the fall of 2013, my mom found a scholarship on the Mona Shores webpage available to young artists, which caught our attention. After doing much research and finding out the scholarship was legitimate, I decided to apply for Popular Voice by submitting four videos.

During November, I received a letter notifying me that I had become an Honorable Mention Winner! This enabled me to travel to Miami and attend a week long camp with some of the greatest artists I have ever met. Some people who work with YoungArts are Bill T. Jones, Placido Domingo (who I had the pleasure to meet, woohoo), Josh Groban, Kerry Washington, Nicki Minaj, and Martin Scorsese.

YoungArts has a wide range of what they call “disciplines.” You can apply to Voice, Cinematic Arts, Dance, Music, Theatre, Writing, and many more disciplines in this program and win quite a large sum of money. It also looks great on a resume or college app. Within these categories are a multitude of subcategories, such as in Voice: Jazz, Musical Theatre, Popular, and Classical.

To apply, go to www.youngarts.org. If you are a Finalist, you travel for an even more extensive and amazing camp and you are tested to become a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. For this, you could win $10,000 (oh yeah) towards whatever you would like to spend it on.

YoungArts changed my life, and I believe that Mona Shores can leave an amazing impact on this program, but only if you apply. The deadline for application is October 17th, it costs $35 to apply, you need to be between the ages 15-18, and you can apply to as many categories as you like.

-Katie Huizinga

narnia

REMINDER!! Mona Shores Players Auditions continue Tuesday, September 8th and 9th, 3pm-5pm.

NEW! Congratultaions to the following Student Executive Board Members! Also, just a reminder that you have a meeting today (Tues) right after school! 

There were 53 total applicants. 14 in Treble Choir, 8 in Anchormen, 12 in Acappella and 19 in Singers. The applications were turned in without names and assigned a number, therefore, the choices were made without the knowledge of who wrote the application. The Co-Presidents, Katie Huizinga and Sandra Yacoub along with Mr. Lawton made the decisions together after each read and then ranked each application in order beginning with the strongest application in each class.

 

 Treble Choir (2 Representatives)

Abbe Grevious

Savannah Kendra

Anchormen (2 Representatives)

TyJuan Thirdgill

Liam Wilcox

 Acappella (4 Representatives)

Jamie Gibbs

Kara Green

Bridget McKeown

Claudia Schaafsma

Singers (5 Representatives)

Chloe Grigsby

Quinn Kendra

Karli Paggeot

Charles Poole III

Brynne Wilcox

seven steps up show poster

 

NEW!  Starting tomorrow, you can buy tickets to Ms. Jessica’s album release show, in the choir office for $7 (a little savings, no online ticket processing fees :)  Please bring your family to support independent music (anyone under 17 needs to have a parent or guardian, due to the venue serving alcohol).  The album is the result of a year’s worth of planning, recording, gigging, and a lot of really talented people’s involvement (including the Jackson sisters :).  The venue only holds 100-120 people, depending on set-up, so buy your tickets early if you know you want a seat.  Hope to see you there!

 

 

Cindy Twining

REMINDER! Mrs. Twining is now accepting new students. Turning in your signed contract is step one!

Attached also is an informational sheet and a contract if you want to get a head start!

Voice Lessons Contract

Voice Lessons Permission Form

 

NEW!! FOR THE REAL GO-GETTERS  OUT THERE…Now, let’s do a little test and see who the true blue choir kids/overachievers are…I am placing a downloadable/printable “Getting To Know You” form below that you will be receiving on the first day of class. BUT, you are ready for school now and itching to get started ..Correct? So, fill the form out now and either email it to me (lawtons@monashores.net) or hand it to me on the first day of school and make an an early, strong impression! +3 points to anyone who accomplishes this task on or before day one, when you arrive in my class (no running home at the end of day one and quickly doing it!!!)

Getting to Know YOU form

REMINDER…and coming up quickly! The annual social event of the season is upon us once again…The fall Choir Cookout is going to be held THIS Sunday, September 14th from 3pm-5pm at the Mona Lake Boat Club. Stop in and enjoy free food, flowing conversation, even toss a frisbee or get a volleyball game going if your little heart desires. DON’T BE SHY-YOU CAN COME AND GO AS YOU PLEASE SO AT LEAST MAKE AN EFFORT TO STOP IN AND EAT!

REMINDER! Sign up TODAY for what you want to eat!

 

muskegon civic theater

REMINDER! Auditions for Muskegon Civic Theater’s “Muskegon’s Got Talent” Show, with a top prize of $750 and a $250 Critic’s Choice Award are coming up! The auditions are on Saturday, September 20th and you simply call the MCT office to set an audition time. The show is on October 18th. All the details for both the auditions and/or attending the evening dinner/show are available by clicking on  the link below:

Muskegon’s Got Talent!

 

 

REMINDER!! NYC $175 Payment (checks made payable to: Mona Shores Choir due to the HS Choir Office by Wednesday, September 10th. The trip is full so make sure to make your payment or you may lose your spot!

REMINDER! Are you participating in our awesome scrip program? You can raise lots of money doing so and use that money for many things school related. No need to sell or buy anything (just purchase gift cards from us and use them to pay your tabs just about anywhere and watch your kid’s account grow! Below is the most current scip form detailing what businesses have scrip and what percentage they give back to your account.

REMINDER: 2014-2015 HOURS: School Year Scrip Hours are every Thursday evening from 5:15pm-6:30pm in the front lobby of the High School.

NEWLY UPDATED SCRIP ORDER FORM (UPDATE POSTED ON 8/20/14) AVAILABLE HERE!! Attached is an updated scrip order form for your convenience and information.

Follow this link: MS CHOIR SCRIP FORM (UPDATED 8/20/14

HERE ALSO IS A LINK TO OUR SCRIP EXPLANATION, GUIDELINES AND RULES (updated Sept. 2013)

CLICK HERE: Scrip Explanation, Guidelines and Rules (updated Sept. 2013)

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